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Mouse Freeze/windowsxp

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#1 shonyung


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:31 PM

Hi, I'm a newbie here. My problem is my mouse freezes up and I have to shut down to free it up, restart doesn't do it.
I have windows XP, run PCTools registry mechanic, advancedwindows care3 beta and zone alarm security suite on start up.
The freeze usually occurs when I'm playing poker online, don't know if that makes a difference.
If anyone has some advice it would be appreciated.


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#2 workhorse


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:01 PM

My Mouse & Keyboard FREEZE UP, too and it has happened when NOTHING was open or being used... sometimes as many as 5 or 6 times a day (if I keep shutting it off w main ON/OFF). So play away. It's not your computer telling you to stop goofing off... though I've suspected (amorphized) that my computer is doing this to me.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:36 AM

Freezing...can be a sign of many things...ranging from file corruption to malware.

Of course your mouse/keyboard become unresponsive when the system freezes...so focusing on the mouse/keyboard..is probably a wrong approach.

The first thing I would check is...possibly overheating of the system.

How to Avoid Overheating Hardware Secrets - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/142

Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

The second thing I would do...is take a look in Event Viewer...to see what errors the system has been trying to bring to my attention for action. Note that I said errors, not warnings, not info items.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

I would do these things...after I had tried a different mouse with the system.


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